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Non-Revenue Sports Bruin Review and Calendar

Men's Soccer

I usually start with women's soccer because they're the higher ranked team, but the men's team won the Pac 10 title this weekend so they get top billing. On Friday night the Bruins and Cal Bears played to a scoreless draw, as the teams combined for 43 shots, but neither could score. On Sunday, the Bears took on San Diego St. and lost 1-0. That match finished just as UCLA's match with Stanford was getting underway so early on in their match the Bruins knew a win would give them the conference crown. Neither team found the net in the first half, but Maxwell Griffin scored twice in the second half for the Bruins as the Bruins defeated the Cardinal 2-0. The Bruins (8-4-6, 6-1-2) have now won six of the past nine Pac 10 titles. UCLA will host Cal Poly on Saturday in a non-conference contest, their only match of the week.

Women's Soccer

While the men's team's conference title earned them the headlines this week, the women had quite a week of their own. On Friday night the #3 Bruins hosted #2 Stanford in a battle of unbeatens. Both the Bruins and Cardinal threatened in the first half, but neither managed to score. In the second half, Stanford came within inches of going ahead when a shot hit the crossbar in the 65th minute. In the 77th minute though, UCLA's Christina DiMartino unleashed a rocket of a shot from outside the box that beat the Stanford goalkeeper and put the Bruins ahead 1-0. That score would hold as the Bruins took down the Cardinal 1-0. On Sunday, the Bruins had a much easier time as they dispensed of Cal 3-0. The Bruins (16-0-2, 7-0) head to Oregon and Oregon St. this weekend, needing only one win to clinch their sixth consecutive conference title.

Women's Volleyball

The #9 Bruins finished a four game home stand this weekend as they hosted the Oregon schools. On Friday they made quick work of Oregon St. as the Bruins won in three easy sets. Saturday's match versus #7 Oregon was a heartbreaker that did not go the Bruins way. UCLA lost in five sets to the Ducks, but that doesn't tell the story of how close the Bruins were. The three sets the Bruins lost were by scores of 26-24, 26-24 and 16-14. UCLA (15-7, 5-6) will now travel north to play Washington St. on Friday and Washington on Saturday. The match versus the Huskies will be shown on a tape delay on FSN Prime Ticket throughout the following week.

Men's Water Polo

#3 UCLA went across town on Saturday to battle #1 USC in a MPSF conference showdown. The Bruins got behind early as the Trojans jumped out to a 2-0 lead and while the Bruins fought back to get within a goal at 2-1, USC rolled off two straight goals to jump ahead 4-1 en route to a 6-3 win over the Bruins. UCLA (11-5, 3-2) is now fourth in the MPSF behind USC, Stanford and Pepperdine. The Bruins play twice this week, against #9 UC Irvine on Friday and #8 UC San Diego at the Sunset Rec Center.

Women's Golf

The #1 Bruins continued their dominance as they began play at the Collegiate Match Play Championships. After winning their first three tournaments of the year the Bruins went to Orlando and lit up the course in the preliminary round as they finished nine shots ahead of their closest competitor. The Bruins will play Tulsa today in the first round of the four round tournament.

Men's Golf

The #13 Bruins had a respectable, but not outstanding performance at the Isleworth Invitational where they finished ninth. In a tournament filled with some of the nation's top teams the Bruins played well, but were clearly inferior to the top teams such as tournament champion Georgia. Next up for the Bruins is the CordeValle Collegiate, which they host. Four of the country's top 10 teams will compete in the tournament that begins today.

Cross Country

The Bruins went to Eugene, Oregon for their most important meet thus far as they competed in the Pac 10 Championships. The #13 men had a solid meet as they finished fifth, but only two points out of third. Drew Shackleton was the Bruins top runner, just as he has been all year and he earned All-Conference honors for his performance this weekend. The women had a very tough meet as they finished dead last.

Women's Basketball

The Nikki Caldwell era began on Sunday as the Bruins played their first exhibition game under the first year head coach. UCLA defeated Love and Basketball 86-80 behind 16 points from Doreena Campbell and will play their final exhibition game on Sunday at 2 pm.

Women's Rowing

The Bruins opened their fall season at the Head of the Marina on Saturday and won three of the four heats in which they entered. Next up for the Bruins is the Head of the Lake on Sunday.

Swimming and Diving

The #16 swim and dive team will hop back in the pool on Friday as they host Oregon St. and UC Santa Barbara in a three-team meet at the men's pool.

Softball

The softball team plays a fall scrimmage game on Thursday against Cal St. San Marcos at Easton Stadium.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Monday, November 3
Women's Golf, Collegiate Match Play Championships, All Day- Orlando, FL
Tuesday, November 4
Women's Golf, Collegiate Match Play Championships, All Day- Orlando, FL
Men's Golf, CordeValle Collegiate, All Day- San Martin, CA
Wednesday, November 5
Men's Golf, CordeValle Collegiate, All Day- San Martin, CA
Thursday, November 6
Softball vs. Cal St. San Marcos (scrimmage), 2:30 pm- Easton Stadium
Friday, November 7
Women's Swimming vs. Oregon St. & UCSB, 1 pm- Men's Pool
Men's Water Polo vs. UC Irvine, 3 pm- Sunset Rec Center
Women's Soccer at Oregon St., 7 pm- Corvallis, OR
Women's Volleyball at Washington St., 7 pm- Pullman, WA
Saturday, November 8
Men's Soccer vs. Cal Poly, 7 pm- Drake Stadium
Sunday, November 9
Women's Soccer at Oregon, 11 am- Eugene, OR
Women's Volleyball at Washington, 1 pm- Seattle, WA
Men's Water Polo vs. UC San Diego, 1 pm- Sunset Rec Center
Women's Basketball vs Team SRP (exhibition), 2 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Women's Rowing, Head of the Lake, TBA- Seattle, WA

Ticket information for all sports can be found here while facility information and directions for all sports can be found here. GO BRUINS!!!